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X-Men Apocalypse - this week's film

2 November 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 5th November at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

X-men: Apocalypse - film poster

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) 12A | 2h 24min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Storyline

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a God. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Independent Review – 4 stars

X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads.

RottenTomatoes Review – 48%

Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.

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Interstellar - this week's film

21 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 22nd October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Interstellar - Film Poster

interstellar (2014) PG-13 | 2h 49min

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Directors: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

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Storyline

Earth’s future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Interstellar review – if it’s spectacle you want, this delivers. Despite a plot full of holes of various kinds, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic remains enthralling and amazing

RottenTomatoes Review – 71%

Critics Consensus: Interstellar represents more of the thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually resplendent filmmaking moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if its intellectual reach somewhat exceeds its grasp.

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Captain America - Civil War - this week's film

14 October 2016 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 15th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Captain America - Civil War - film poster.

Captain America: Civil War (2016) PG-13 | 2h 27min

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Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

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Storyline

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Captain America: Civil War review – an aspartame rush.

Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation

RottenTomatoes Review – 90%

Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.

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Wild (2014) - This Week's Film

22 September 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 24th September at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Wild (2014) R | 1h 55min

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

Adventure, Biography, Drama

A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy

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Storyline

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

90% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Powerfully moving and emotionally resonant, Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers.

Guardian Review

4 / 5 stars

A two-hour hallucinatory montage – Reese Witherspoon shines in Jean-Marc Vallée’s lean, energetic adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir.

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Everest - This Week's Film

10 May 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 14th May at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

*Everest (2015) PG-13 | 2h 1min *

“Never Let Go.”

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Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright

Adventure, Biography, Drama

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

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Storyline

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

73% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Everest boasts all the dizzying cinematography a person could hope to get out a movie about mountain climbers, even if it’s content to tread less challenging narrative terrain.

Time Out Review – 4 stars

Baltasar Kormákur’s disaster movie is a physical experience that will leave you breathless – and possibly suffering vertigo.

‘Everest’ is an unrelenting real-life disaster movie that strands you near the top of the world’s tallest mountain and dares you to imagine what it must be like to be part of an expedition to the top going horribly, horribly wrong.

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The Martian - This Week's Film

5 May 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 7th May at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

*The Martian (2015) PG-13 | 2h 24min *

“Bring him home.”

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Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the…

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Storyline

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

92% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.

The Guardian – Mark Kermode – 4 stars

The Martian review – Matt Damon shines as stranded astronaut – Director Ridley Scott makes the most of an excellent script and a first-rate star for a scintillating sci-fi trip to the red planet.

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Jupiter Ascending - This Week's Film

30 April 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 30th April at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Jupiter Ascending (2015) PG-13 | 2h 7min

“It’s so stupid it’s beautiful.”

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Directors: Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowskis), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowskis)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

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Storyline

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Review by The Mary Sue

Review: Jupiter Ascending Is The Worst Movie Ever Go See It Immediately
It’s so stupid it’s beautiful.

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Meru - This Week's Film

13 April 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 16th April at 8.30pm

Meru (2015) R | 1h 30min

Believe In The Impossible

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Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin

Documentary, Action, Adventure

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Meru - Film Poster

89% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Gripping visually as well as narratively, Meru is the rare documentary that proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas.

Guardian Review – Caty Enders

Meru: the documentary that best captures ‘the PTSD’ of high-level climbing.

The documentary about the struggle to conquer the Shark’s Fin on the northern India peak was long in the making – but offers a rare glimpse of the psychological torment of climbers insistent on pushing themselves to their physical limit

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Spectre - This Week's Film

23 March 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm

Spectre (2015) PG-13 | 2h 28min

The Dead Are Alive

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Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

Action, Adventure, Thriller

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

Guardian Spectre Review Peter Bradshaw October 2015
James Bond is back, stylish, camp and sexily pro-Snowden – 5 / 5 stars

Daniel Craig has grown into the role of the British spy with flair and sang-froid and this inventive, intelligent and complex new outing showcases him brilliantly.

65% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it’s admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.

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Tomorrowland - This week's film

11 March 2016 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 12th March at 8.30pm

Tomorrowland (2015) PG | 2h 10min

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Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Action, Adventure, Family

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

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Tomorrowland - Film Poster

Guardian Review – Steve Rose – ****

George Clooney is Mr Incredible in world-saver adventure. Brad Bird’s new Disney film may not kickstart a whole new franchise, but it’s enormous fun as it hurtles through space, time, and other dimensions

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